Vranch House is a centre for the treatment of over 2,000 outpatients with physical difficulties, a provider of various therapies throughout Devon and an independent Day School in Exeter for children with significant physical difficulties.

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Last updated: 24/06/2017

Clinical Services

Clinical services are led by Kate Moss, Head of Therapies and supported by Dr Ginny Humphreys, Clinical Director.

The clinical services based at Vranch House are provided for children and young people aged 0 - 19 years with a wide range of physical difficulties from mild to very complex. Many will attend as outpatients at Vranch House or for physiotherapy at Honeylands, others are pupils at Vranch House School or one of the other special schools in the area. Children are also visited at their mainstream school and at home as necessary.

Vranch House also employs the North Devon Community Paediatric Physiotherapy team based at the Health Centre in Barnstaple and they provide services across North Devon.

The experienced clinical team consists of

  • Physiotherapists
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Speech and Language Therapists and Assistant
  • School Nurses
  • Technical Instructor and Therapy Assistants
  • Therapy Administrators

Clinicians hold the child and family firmly at the centre of all that they do and help children to think positively about the skills they want to improve.  Children will be assessed by one or more professionals together and any treatment offered may be either individually or in a group with others with similar needs.

Groups currently running at Vranch House

  • Fine Motor groups (Write to the Beat)
  • Hydrotherapy groups

Outreach preventative work

  • Fun Fit, a programme of core gross motor skills, has been taught to all infant and primary schools in Devon. Update sessions take place in schools, learning communities and at Vranch House.

24-hour Postural Management

  • An Integrated Care Pathway for 24-hour Postural Management for children with Cerebral Palsy is now being implemented in Eastern Devon as well as North Devon.  The aim of the pathway is to enable children to reach their full functional potential by minimising hip and spinal problems.